Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Also Known As: LotR: TTT
Genre: Action/Adventure
Platform(s): PS2/X-Box/GC/GBA
Allegiance: EA Games
Vintage: 2002
Rating: T
Intelligence Agency Report by: Munky
Lord of the Rings fans unite! This game will bring the joy of the movies into the palm of your hands. Playing along as either Aragorn, Legolas, or Gimli, battle your way through the story of The Two Towers.

Weapons Expert Report by: Munky
Overall 8.50
(not an average)
Version Reviewed: Playstation 2 This game follows straight through the first two movies, or books, whichever you prefer. You start off as Esildur, fighting off orcs. Then you progress to where you can play as Aragorn, Legolas, or Gimli. Each of the three have their own specific strengths and weaknesses and you can upgrade your characters with new moves and weapons. 

While this game would be best if you could play along side your buddy, the game still gives you the feeling you’re playing with others, at times. You often play along side the other characters in battle. The enemy listing is as follows: Orcs, Uruk-Hai, Ringwraiths, and a few other random creatues. While some enemies take strategy to defeat, most are easily beaten through hacking and slashing. 

The game progresses nicely with actual movie footage blended in with CG animation in the cut-scenes. The game follows along almost exactly straight through both movies. While it does leave out some of the less exciting moments, it’s still a good game. This is an action game, not an RPG. 

If you’re a LotR fan, and you haven’t picked this up yet, then shame on you. This is one of the few movie to video game scenarios where the game actually turns out good. This game will probably only be fun for a few runthroughs, but the game is definitely fun while it lasts.